For example, sometimes the process of enhancing produces pixel-bleed distortion or a squaring-effect around bright objects against darker fields, for example:

SOHO gif, original

SOHO converted to highly compressed JPEG

Enhancement of JPEG detail using Photoshop,  resize and "auto-adjust" filters

Pixel-bleed distortion on star on Soho


Norlock image Photoshop resized, auto-adjust and, brightness-contrast filters.

Therefore in determining the integrity of the Norlock images we need to take into account inherent distortions resulting in going from gif to jpeg and applying Photoshop filters.

Not if I yet know at all whether the Norlock data is valid or not.


We have turned up some interesting dogleg-data in this investigation.



The only Norlock I can find that might be remotely related to aerospace is here:

Tom Norris, Norlock Technologies, Inc. San Francisco, CA, USA

 Norlock and robotics

Date: 7/31/02 7:02:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Howdy Kento :)

I am no photo expert, but if the images are cut, copy and pasted, then they went through some trouble trying to fake it. The images of the object are different (images 2 and 3), such as a sphere on free rotation upon an axis (different sides). The "star field" behind the object shows differences as well, different positions of the stars in relation to other stars, Slight variations of brightness in the same star in each image. Some stars are gone altogether! Side by side image comparisons in Ulead Photoimpact 5 using many techniques including rotates, size changes (up to 1600x) negative inverts and processing including brightness and contrast. Star field movement possibly to craft flight adjustments possible, but it's the missing stars and the differences in brightness and contrast that get me. One other thing regarding image quality, if indeed these images are real the transmission of the signal from a craft to earth throught the variouse "spheres" we have could degrade image quality. One last note, the fact that NORLOK is all capitals could mean it stands for something else like SOHO does or spelled backwards it is KOLRON, just reaching here :)

But still hard to say if real or fake...Still looking

Greetings Kent,

Did a little more photo messing around.

Here are the results. Adjusted rotation on latter image to match the star field alignment in photo 2, adjust transparency of image 3 to about 40%. Overlaid image 3 onto image 2 and recompensated for star field alignment. Notice on some of the stars, there is like a blurring action that would indicate motion whereas others are almost stationary (galaxies perhaps?) Images are attachs in JPG format with no compression for evaluation.